Center for Latin American Studies
The Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library collection at the University of Pittsburgh consists of 445,915 volumes(346,425 in Spanish; 37,102 in Portuguese; and 62,388 in other languages)and 9,706 periodical titles as well as newspapers, microforms, maps, and electronic resources.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Pitt's Latin American holdings include several special collections; notable among these are the Bolivia, Cuba, and Southern Cone and Brazil collections. The Boli-vian col¬lection is considered to be one of the most comprehensive in the world. The collec¬tion consists of approximately: 9,300 volumes; 148 periodical titles; and 1,200 pamphlets. In 1999, the library system received a $219,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve over 2,300 of these endangered documents on microfilm. These are available via the World Cat T OCLC database. The Cuban collection is exceptional in books, periodicals, newspapers, micro¬forms, films, and recordings. The basic collec¬tion consists of approximately: 8,340 volumes; 520 periodi¬cal titles; and 3 newspapers (complete runs and currently received). The Southern Cone and Brazil collection has developed into a complete and valuable research source. It consists of c. 48,600 books (over 37,000 in Portuguese) and 2,069 serial titles. Ex-changes are maintained with 154 institutions in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.
The Latin American Librarian is Dr. Martha Mantilla. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.